- Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:42
- Published on Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:43
Senior officials in the Ministry of Defence held a top-level meeting on the future of Trident only 3 days before the referendum on Scottish independence. Attending the meeting were: Bernard Gray (Chief of Defence Materiel), Rear Admiral Mark Baverstock (Chief Strategic Systems Executive), Andrew Mackinder (Strategic Weapons head) and Rear Admiral Mike Wareham (Submarine director).
- Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 11:43
Victor Gregg's account of the bombing of Dresden is a stark reminder of the impact of incendiary weapons. Gregg was a Prisoner of War in the city when it was destroyed in a British raid. He describe the horror of the firestorm that engulfed the city:
"Everything was in flames, even the roads, which were burning rivers of bubbling and hissing tar. Huge fragments of material flew through the air, sucked into the vortex. We could see people being torn from whatever they were hanging on to and drawn into the ever-deepening red glow less than 200 yards away.
- Published on Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:32
A report by Rob Edwards in the Sunday Herald reveals that the UK Government plan to spend £4.2 billion on the Trident replacement programme before the decision is made to go ahead with the new system. This "Main Gate" decision will be made in 2016 by the MPs elected in May 2015.
The initial "Concept Phase" of the project cost £900 million. We are now part-way through the "Assessment Phase" which will cost £3.3 billion, giving a total of £4.2 billion. The figures come a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The NAO also disclose that the MOD failed to aniticipate how difficult it would be to design a new reactor for the Trident replacement submarine. The costs of PWR3 have risen by £151 million because of a shortage of suitably qualified engineers.
- Published on Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:49
Vote Trident out - General Elections Leaflet: 2 sided A5 leaflet
A leaflet explaining the impact of the 2015 General Elections vote on nuclear disarmament
- Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:57
The new issue of Nuclear Free Scotland includes:
Campaigning News (Arthur West, Chair)
2015 election (Isobel Lindsay)
Scrap Trident events (Steve Griffiths/Janet Fenton)
ICAN (Veronika Tudhope)
Inching towards a global ban (Flavia Tudoreanu)
NATO expansion & the new cold war (Alan Mackinnon)
SCND Education - a year of great results.l
Reports from CND groups in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Stirling.
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(Copies have been posted out to members. If you wish to join Scottish CND go here)